Structural, dynamical and electronic properties of the adducts formed by adsorbing methanol onto size-selected gold clusters are investigated using infrared multiple-photon dissociation spectroscopy of trapped Aun+CH3OH, n≤15, in conjunction with Car-Parrinello calculations. The C-O stretching vibration of the attached sensor molecule changes discontinuously as a function of cluster size, which is traced back to a change in dimensionality of the cluster structure.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry